Businessman Charles Kibiru became the first independent candidate to be elected senator in Kirinyaga.
Most of the county adopted the ‘six-piece’ voting pattern, electing Jubilee Party candidates for most of the seats.
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However, Mr Kibiru beat the odds and was declared the winner for the Senate seat. Voters chose Kibiru over Jubilee candidate and incumbent, Daniel Karaba.
Kibiru attributed his win to his four-pillar manifesto. “My deep understanding of the needs of Wanjiku made voters decide that I was the best candidate for the seat,” he said recently, adding that he would unite all the area leaders to develop the county.